Direct-Care Workforce News

February 16, 2017

NY Caregiver Shortage in PHI Budget Testimony

PHI New York Policy Manager Allison Cook testified on budget provisions that would help ensure quality jobs for home care aides, address the rising concern over aide shortages, and enable home care aides to provide quality care to their clients.

January 11, 2017

PHI Recommends PCA Training Standards to CMS

In response to a CMS request for information on how to strengthen home and community-based services, PHI submitted recommendations to strengthen training for personal care aides, help states fund research into workforce needs, and to improve collection of workforce data in relation to care queality,

January 3, 2017

Cooperative Home Care Associates Announces New Leadership

PHI affiliate Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), the nation’s largest worker-owned cooperative, has announced that Executive Vice President Adria Powell will become the organization’s next president beginning January 2017.

December 8, 2016

Federal Advanced Aide Bill Introduced

Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) has introduced a bill to develop and test expanded roles for direct care workers who provide long-term services and supports.

December 8, 2016

New York City Home Health Aides Get 10% Wage Boost

With the minimum wage in New York City rising to $11 per hour at the end of the year, home health aides will see a full dollar added to their existing $10 per hour base wage. Their total base compensation will cross the $15 per hour mark for the first time.


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